Body and Soul Healing Arts Center

$10,385 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 16 months
The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center is a cooperative community center where people are invited to gather to impact their entire quality of life. Alice's Garden, Milwaukee Food Council, Wisconsin Doulas of Color, The Table, Men of African Descent Circle, Slow Foods Southeast Milwaukee, Fly Minds Boot Camp, SIMSA (Safe In My Sisters Arms), Bronzeville Arts Ensemble, Lights! Camera! Soul!, andMPower Theater are some of the MANY Milwaukee organizations that utilize the center.

We are engaged in a fundraising campaign to support everything that happens at Body and Soul. Your donation will help pay for light, heat, wifi, building supplies and program supplies.  We want to be able to keep the doors to Body and Soul open!  It is an important gathering space, in the Sherman Park neighborhood, serving the Greater Milwaukee area and beyond.  

The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center has been birthed out of the leadership of Venice Williams, a beacon of light, hope and healing for so many in this city, serving in Milwaukee for more than 27 years.  Your donation will also honor her work and presence in our city.
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YOU did it! Thank you for helping us to meet our autumn fundraising goal of $10,000! This will help to keep the valued events and programs continue for the next few months.
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WiFi, electricity and heat, copier machine, phone bill, website costs...these are the basic bills your donations are helping to cover through the end of this year. In this past week or so alone, The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center provided celebration space for Teens Grow Greens, a farewell and thank you celebration for Elders Penny and Mike McGee, meeting space for Adult Children of Alcoholics, worship space for The Table, a Sunday afternoon planning retreat for community activists, gathering space for a new women's health collective, gathering space for the Alice's Garden monthly potluck, fitness classes, open gym basketball....and other happenings that are slipping my mind.

We have almost reached our $10,000 autumn fundraising campaign goal. Help us to reach it if you are able. You may donate online, but you may also mail a check, made payable to THE TABLE, to: 3617 N. 48th Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53216.

Thanks for ALL of your support, financial, spiritual, and so much more.

Have a great week!

Peace and Love,
Venice
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A week ago, I had ANOTHER sleepless night, wondering how the bills of The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center would get paid. The center serves the Sherman Park community, and the greater Milwaukee area, in more ways than may be counted.

Over the past week, I have been sharing with my family and friends, that I feel like George Bailey, the character Jimmy Stewart plays in the movie It's A Wonderful Life. It isn't just the donations...it is all of the words and love you have shared. I have been emotionally overwhelmed by your incredible support and encouragement.

I hope to continue to be a positive presence in this city, and in the lives of so many people and organizations, for many years to come.

May The Body and Soul Healing Arts Center be able to keep its doors open wide, to receive the thousands of people who walk through its doors, for many years to come! We need to raise about $3,000 more during this autumn campaign. Please, support, if, and as you are able!

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to the GoFundMe team for your donation! It still is an unexpected gift....in so many ways.

Peace and Blessings,
Venice
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$10,385 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 16 months
Created October 20, 2016
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MC
$25
Margaret Crawford
10 months ago

Thanks, Venice, for all you do. Thanks also to Ellen for alerting me to the availability of signs and to Glenna Holstein of Urban Ecology Center Three Bridges for sharing her signs!

EC
$20
Eileen Ciezki
10 months ago

Thanks for your wonderful mission and its success. I have 2 "you are my neighbor" signs from Glenna Holstein...mine and one in Wauwatosa.

DE
$25
Donna Engelmann
11 months ago

I am donating on the advice of Glenna Holstein. We both admire your work!

JK
$30
Judy Knight
11 months ago

This donation is in honor of Glenna Holstein, who is giving me a 'Neighbors' and asked for a donation to Body and Soul Healing Arts Center instead of repayment.

$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
MF
$25
Mara Frier
14 months ago

Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone around you. Love you.

MN
$25
Mia Noel
15 months ago

You and the center are community treasures.

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